30 Inspiring Quotes About Enjoying Life

Do you remember to truly enjoy life? Regularly?

Sometimes we need to actively remember to enjoy life. As it doesn’t always come easy. In fact, it’s far too easy to get swept up in life and forget to ‘stop and smell the roses’.

This collection of quotes serves to remind us all about enjoying life more. We can’t be expected to enjoy every moment of life, because sometimes its really really hard to – but if you need a little reminder of the joy of life, of the little moments of pure joy then these quotes are a great little pick me up. Read them, pick a favorite, write them down and enjoy them!


Quotes About Enjoying Life


“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” Helen Keller


“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” ― Abraham Lincoln


Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. Greg Anderson


“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” Buddha


“Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.” Marianne Williamson


“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” Buddha


“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” Eleanor Roosevelt


“Do anything, but let it produce joy.” Walt Whitman


“The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness.” Abraham Maslow


“Joy is not in things; it is in us.” Richard Wagner


“What you have to decide… is how you want your life to be. If your forever was ending tomorrow, would this be how you’d want to have spent it? Listen, the truth is, nothing is guaranteed. You know that more than anybody. So dont be afraid. Be alive.” Sarah Dessen


“Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home… it’s your responsibility to love it, or change it.” Chuck Palahniuk


“The secret to life is finding joy in ordinary things. I’m interested in happiness.” Ruth Reichl


Quotes About Enjoying The Moment


“We’re so busy watching out for what’s just ahead of us that we don’t take time to enjoy where we are.” Bill Watterson


“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” Thich Nhat Hanh


“I cannot even imagine where I would today be it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it, friends make life a lot more fun.” Charles R. Swindoll


“I am going to keep having fun every day I have left, because there is no other way of life. You just have to decide whether you are a Tigger or an Eeyore.” – Randy Pausch


“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.” Eleonora Duse


“Enjoy life. There’s plenty of time to be dead.” Hans Christian Andersen


“Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic.” Rosalind Russell


“I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.” Anne Frank


“In all of living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.” Gordon B. Hinckley


“To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.” Mark Twain


“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” Rumi


“The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.” Marjorie Pay Hinckley


“Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.” Emily Dickinson


“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” Andy Rooney


“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” Nicolas Chamfort


“The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” Christopher McCandless


“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” Thich Nhat Hanh



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